Jun 5, 2016

Blistering heat wave to fuel wildfire threat across western US through Monday

Portland, OR
Los Angeles, CA
Renee Duff
Image: AccuWeather
Image: AccuWeather

A potentially life-threatening heat wave will continue to bake the western United States and raise the risk of wildfires into early week.

A large dome of high pressure will stay parked over the region, pumping dry, hot air northward in the process. As a result, temperatures will soar to dangerous and record-challenging levels through Monday